What You'll Learn:
Sam Harris is a renowned neuroscientist with a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of California. He is the New York Times best-selling author of five books and host of the Making Sense Podcast. In Waking Up, Harris argues that there is an empirical foundation for spiritual practices that can be accessed by secularists and atheists alike. The book explores the nature of spirituality in the light of secular thought, covering various topics such as psychedelics, meditation, and consciousness, and their verifiable benefits for human flourishing.